Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What a Greeting!

This was the greeting that our team received as we arrived at the Mission on the Move compound on the last day of our trip.  We were able to play with these beautiful children and instruct them on teeth brushing as well.  Thank you, Ernesto y Allison, for a great week!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Superlatives

This is the trip that just keeps on giving.  On our final night together our our two leaders David Dekle and Scott Wingard shared with the team the superlatives from the trip.  These will probably mean more to the team than to anyone else, but even the inside jokes are funny.  Enjoy!
disclaimer:These are funny. No one was or should be offended by these rather creative categories that were apparently revealed to Scott and David even before the team was formed.



Most likely...

to have bug spray- Rebecca Elkin
to have lice- Laura Altman
to NOT have lice- Scott Wingard
to be mistaken for the owner of the Honduyate- Bobby Turner AKA "The Mule"(see below)
Can you guess who is who?
to provide patients with a "good" experience- Ruth Crews
to NOT provide patients with a "good" experience- Bill "Guermo" Trotter
to miss a plane trying to take a photo with the delayed timer feature- Andy Jones
to cause and explosion in LaGuama- Chris Fox
to be the dentist on Extreme Makeover Honduras- Randy Arnold

to bring EVERYONE she knows the next time she comes to Honduras- Kim Willingham
to be featured on the most Honduran Instagram photos- Erin Willingham
to choke a Honduran Interpreter if they don't leave her daughter ALONE- Kim Willingham
to do pilate at the Honduyate- Nan Watson (see what they did there? <====)
to pray Bobby does not return to Gracewood- Mia Williams
to lead someone to Christ on the trip- Marvin Goodin
to apply topical anesthetic before injections-Nan Watson
to share a patient spit cup- Ryan Galey
to learn a new trade/best utility player- Julie Brooks
to say, "Bring me my brown pants."- Chris Fox
to need a new boat motor- Richard (owner of the Honduyate)
to stroke out trying to get us all on the bus before the storm hits- Allison
to chase girls- Grahmbo Sizemore

Best end of day perm-Kaye Simpson
Best looking- David Dekle (Remember, these are supposed to be funny)
least likely to be able to fix his own car- Ernie
Best clinic hefe-Scott Wingard
Best hug-Madi Sizemore
Best Smile- Chase Sizemore
Most likely to get the bus stuck- Gustavo

 Most likely to make an impact on Honduras for Christ- The whole Sizemore Family!





Thursday, September 18, 2014

On the ground in Augusta

   What a great experience this has been. From the early planning stages

to the work being done, 

from the morning and evening devotions 

to our last meal together 

and planning to come home. 

This has been a great team to work with. Thank you, Ernesto and Allison, for your leadership and preparation to get things ready for us on the ground. Thank you, Scott, for coordinating the dental supplies and equipment and directing our clinics. Thank you, David for pulling this great team together. Thank you, dentists and assistants for giving us time away from your practice, your job, and your family. And thank you, to our families for allowing us this time to be away. It has really been an amazing week!

     The final tally is in. I don't mean to insult your intelligence as I'm sure you could and many of you already have added up the figures from the week. But, I want to do that here to show just how hard this team has worked. Over the course of this week we saw 307 patients. Our team performed 146 fillings, 387 extractions, 98 cleanings, and 36 teeth brushing instructions. There were an additional 37 patients seen (9 cleanings and 30 brushing instructions) seen at the Mission on the Move facility. Ruth cleaned the teeth of the staff and the team demonstrated for and taught the children how to brush their teeth.

     I hope you have been blessed by the pictures and the stories found here. To God be the Glory!